Summer 2021 Surf Camp

The School of Surf and Ocean Safety Kids Camp is all about learning to surf or advancing your child's surfing skills. The camp is designed to include all skill levels. Our camp is designed for ages 5-17 and our camps primary focus is surfing and ocean safety. We fill our day with daily yoga warm-ups, exciting water safety games, surfing lessons, surf tricks, surprise surf contests, and insightful ecology adventures. We are excited to welcome you to The School of Surf & Ocean Safety!

Ages: 5- 14

Times: 

Drop off 9:50-10am

Camp 10am- 1pm 

Pick Up 1pm-1:20 

After Care 1pm-3pm 

Pricing:

3- Day Camp: $250 

1- Day Drop-In: $100/day

Aftercare: $25/day (Available 24 hrs in advance) 

Location: Free public parking at 2000 Gulf Blvd. Beach Access #4. Drop off and Pick-Up on the Beach. 

What to Bring: Arrive in a swimsuit, bring in a backpack; Towel, reusable water bottle, snacks, lunch, hat, apply and bring sunscreen.

What’s Included:

  • Daily surf training at insured and defined surf location
  • Top training by professional surfing instructors 4:1
  • Ocean Safety class and drill training for memorization and safe practices
  • Ocean Awareness and Beach Ecology knowledge
  • Level assessment skill test to better adapt your child to advancing levels
  • High quality beach equipment including (soft top board, UV 5-0 long sleeve rash guard, accessories of training equipment)
  • Full time beach lifeguard monitoring campers and ocean activity
  • Sunscreen application assistance
  • Daily temperature scan
  • Photos of your child's camp experience
  • Ice cold drinking water and shade tent
  • Beach Games & sports
  • “Surftificate” Of Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSIONS

June Summer Sessions

Session 1: May 31- June 2, 2021

Session 2: June 7- June 9, 2021

Session 3: June 14- June 16, 2021

Session 4: June 21- June 23, 2021

Session 5: June 28- June 30, 2021 

 

July Summer Sessions

Session 6: July 5- 7, 2021

Session 7: July 12- 14, 2021

Session 8: July 19- 21, 2021

Session 9: July 26- 28, 2021 

 

August Summer Sessions

Session 10: August 2- 4, 2021

Session 11- August 9-11, 2021

Session 12- August 16- 18, 2021

Session 13- August 23- 25, 2021

Session 14- August 30- September 1, 2021 

Session 15- September 6- September 8, 2021

 

Book Your Surf Camp Now!

Our surf camps are designed for beginners as well as advanced surfers. See you on the beach!

SCHEDULE

So what do you do for 3 hours?

SURF!! ...and we have so much fun!

Itinerary

A typical day at surf camp begins with making sure everyone has a SPI SESSIONS jersey on and has all of the safety gear ready and/or on. This includes proper sunscreen protection, hats, long sleeve UV protection and a reusable water bottle on standby. We will review our rules about basic camp etiquette and new guidelines regarding Covid-19. Stretching and warming up is a great way to start our morning. Kids love the drills and exercises we teach them and our balance challenging games. We next will perform a level assessment check to make sure we can split the campers into pods that are fit to their level of surfing ability.Younger campers with little experience are one-on-one with the instructors while in the water. Older Campers work in the water with our instructors. Campers are given a land lesson that will review all of methodology and basics of surfing. Each day campers will experience new tricks and steps that will ensure their confidence while in the water and surfing. Surf, Surf, Surf! We are often so excited to meet our new campers each week and sometimes hard to even get the kids to stop surfing. We our mindful of our hydration and sun breaks, reapplication of sunscreen, and snack breaks. We do break for lunch and usually like to take a short walk to learn about coastal conservation and beach ecology. Pick-up for Surf Camp is at 1:00pm. Parents are of course welcome to come early and watch us surf! Please follow proper pick-up procedures so our staff is aware of who is leaving our site.
SURF LESSONS
We will cover all the basics of surfing including an introduction to equipment, paddling and standing-up! There's so much to learn about surfing too- so we will take the kids into advance lessons as we progress through the course.
OPEN WATER SAFETY

Open Water Safety is a high priority for us and we take it very seriously. Students will be instructed of our Camp procedures, safety precautions and in case of emergency drills.

BEACH ECOLOGY

Everyday one of our camp instructors will take your child through a fun beach ecology or marine science lesson. We feel strongly about out establishing a connection to our ocean and we hope to make a lasting impression on your child.

H20 & Shade

We are good about hydration and taking breaks. We take water breaks often and have a 5-gallon water dispenser on site at camp. We STRONGLY encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle everyday to camp. We will not have plastic cups on the beach.

WARM UP

All of our sessions begin with a proper warm up. We will go through some basic stretches and practice some of our fun beach yoga techniques!

RELEASES AND PAYMENT

All Release Forms should be emailed to Spisessions@gmail.com or signed during the online booking process. All payment shall be taken online or over the phone. One day drop in sessions must bring all releases and payment day of.

F.A.Q.'s

Frequently Asked Questions

...we're here to help!

We cover almost everything your child  will need such as; drinking water, shade, surf equipment & instruction and a full session of fun! We will count on you to bring: sunscreen, proper swim attire, towel and lots of snacks! Please be on time !

This year our home base is Access #4, (Beach Circle).  This public access is located on the north side of the Aquarius Condominiums (2000 Gulf Blvd.). Parents should park and walk their children to the on-site tent and Check-In with our staff daily. We are happy to accommodate any special needs with instruction!

The School of Surf is designed for kids ages 4-12 years old. Please contact us if you have questions about the ages, we are happy to accommodate. SPI Sessions staff also monitors registration and ages so that we may best prepare and match our activities and our levels of surfing goals.

Safety is a priority with us at SPI Sessions.

-Our instructors follow a designated operational plan for safety during lessons and are trained and certified in First Aid/CPR and open water safety.

- We also have a safety script that each session reviews.

- … and just In case of an emergency, we are prepared with an Emergency Plan  (Click here to read).

SPI Sessions has a unique approach to our staff. We call ourselves ‘beach life Instructors’ because we believe we share more with the student than just a surfing lesson. We are well-rounded individuals with love for all things friendly to our beach and lifestyle. We maintain a rotating staff of 4-5 Beach life Instructors and 3-5 Science Specific Trainers.  In a lesson setting we maintain a 4:1 ratio of surfer to instructor staff to maintain the attention necessary for adequate surf technique and stoke. We are very proud to have a strong staff of vetted individuals eager to share the stoke of surfing and eco-awareness.

Topics covered in camp include:

+The Basics of Surfing

+Paddling the Board

+Catching Waves

+Standing Up on the Board

+Wave Selection

+Turning Techniques

+Surf Etiquette

+Ocean Awareness

+Surf Safety